NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Councils across Greater Sydney are preparing local housing strategies that will support the delivery of new homes.

To meet the needs of a growing and changing population, councils across Greater Sydney are preparing local housing strategies that will support the delivery of new homes in the right locations.

All councils in Greater Sydney have committed, through their local strategic planning statements, to preparing local housing strategies.

Local housing strategies are detailed strategic and implementation plans that show where and how new homes are best to be developed in each local government area.

Through their local strategic planning statements, all Greater Sydney councils have committed to preparing local housing strategies.

These strategies enable councils to align the vision for their local area with the housing objectives and targets established in the relevant Regional Plan for regional areas, and for Sydney with the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Region Plan and District Plans. Local housing strategies will be implemented by councils through updates to their Local Environment Plans (LEPs).

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Local housing strategies should consider options to deliver more diverse and affordable housing, align growth with existing and future infrastructure, provide better access to jobs, services and open space, and enhance local character.

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Good strategic planning enables councils to work with their local communities, state government agencies, and the private sector to deliver new and diverse housing in more liveable neighbourhoods.

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To meet the needs of a growing and changing population, councils across Greater Sydney are preparing local housing strategies that will support the delivery of new homes in the right locations.

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Find plans and policies promoting the delivery of high quality apartments, housing for seniors, affordable rental housing and for caravan parks, camping grounds and manufactured homes.